25 October 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Kept my bed again all forenoon + went to the smoke room in afternoon. Had a good night again with syrup of Codeina. Feeling better. Pollok + Mr Ross called. My letter of apology was read at the board [?] meeting + caused some amusement. I had said that I had been assaulted by Turk or Armenian named Micrococcus catarrhalis1 who had seized me by the throat etc + some of the folks thought it was a German attack!

1 A helpful reader has advised that this should read Micrococcus catarrhalis now called Moxarella catarrhalis

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

2 thoughts on “25 October 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk”

  1. I think he is referring to the organism Micrococcus catarrhalis (now called Moxarella catarrhalis). Fascinating and enjoyable as always. Thank you!


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